Reviews of the charity register

Our Review of the Register reports ('RR reports') series helps clarify what is meant by 'charitable'.

The promotion of social inclusion For trustees wishing to include the promotion of social inclusion as one or more of their charity's aims.

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Promotion of religious harmony Explains the extent to which the promotion of religious harmony for the benefit of the public is a charitable purpose.

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Promotion of equality and diversity Gives examples of ways in which a charity can promote equality and diversity and registered charities that have already been promoting this purpose.

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The review of the register of charities (RR1) Gives the background to the Review of the Register of Charities and explains the characteristics determining charitable status.

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Recognising new charitable purposes (RR1a) Sets out the legal principles that govern charitable status and scope the Commission has for recognising new charitable purposes.

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Promotion of rural and urban regeneration (RR2) Determines the charitable status of organisations working in the field of promotion of urban and rural regeneration.

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Charities for the relief of unemployment (RR3) Determines the charitable status of organisations working in the field of relief of unemployment.

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The Recreational Charities Act 1958 (RR4) Summarises the Charity Commission's views on the scope of s.1 of the Recreational Charities Act 1958.

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The promotion of community capacity building (RR5) Provides guidance on the promotion of community capacity building as a charitable purpose.

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Maintenance of an accurate register of charities (RR6) Summarises the steps we willl take when the register is not an accurate record of those institutions which have charitable status.

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Independence of charities from the state (RR7) Summarises the Charity Commission’s views on the extent to which charities are required by law to be independent of the State.

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Preservation and conservation charities (RR9) Summarises our views on organisations set up for the charitable purposes of preservation and/or conservation.

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Museums and art galleries (RR10) Provides the Charity Commission's views on the need for a museum or art gallery to satisfy a criterion of merit in order to be recognised as charitable.

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Charitable status and sport (RR11) Concerns our decision recognising the promotion of community participation in healthy recreation by providing facilities for playing particular sports as charitable.

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The promotion of human rights (RR12) Explains why the promotion of human rights is recognised as a charitable purpose.

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The promotion of the voluntary sector for the benefit of the public (RR13) Explains the characteristics organisations need to possess to enable them to be recognised as charitable.

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Promoting the efficiency and effectiveness of charities (RR14) Provides criteria for determining when organisations concerned with promoting the efficiency and effectiveness of charities can themselves be regarded as charitable.

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 See also

What makes a charity (CC4) Explains what legal requirements an organisation has to satisfy to be a charity